The Ministry for Regional Development and Public Administration has published a draft of a new Regulation concerning the reception (i.e., works completion acceptance) of buildings (the “Draft Reception Regulation”) which, if approved, will replace the current Regulation for the reception of construction works and related installations approved through the Government Decision no. 273/1994, as further amended (the “Current Reception Regulation”).
You may find below a comparative synopsis highlighting the main changes brought by the Draft Reception Regulation versus the Current Reception Regulation, but it does offer a glimpse into the regulator intentions.
Certainly, there is no assurance this will be the final form of the final regulation when approved. The public consultation period for this draft regulation has elapsed and it is unclear when or whether this will be approved by the Government.
However, according to Law no 177/2015 (which amends Law no. 10/1995 on quality in constructions) as subsequently amended through Law no. 163/2016, the Government should revise and update accordingly the Current Reception Regulation within one year and five months as of the entry into force of said law, respectively until 31 January 2017.
This article was written by Cosmin Stăvaru and Luciana Tache.